St Albans home has recycling bin set on fire

The search is on for the people who set a recycle bin on fire

The search is on for the people who set a recycle bin on fire - Credit: Archant

The hunt is on for whoever ‘mindlessly’ set fire to a recycling bin at a St Albans home.

Police are appealing for witnesses of the arson, which spread to three other recycling bins and caused £60 worth of damage.

The incident happened between 7.40pm and 7.50pm on New Year’s Eve to a bin situated outside the home in Russet Drive.

PC Ben McGregor, who is investigating, said: “This mindless and dangerous act occurred while the occupants were at home.

“Thankfully the fire was discovered and stopped before it could spread further.

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“I am appealing for anyone with information about what happened to contact me as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC McGregor on the non-emergency number 101.

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